Faceted Agateware Mug w Strap Handle in Unglazed Pink, Blue, Black & White.
The facets on this strap handled mug beautifully accentuates the Agateware process. The handle on this cup is glazed, contrasting beautifully with the unglazed exterior. The pattern is at once both geological yet extraterrestrial. Made from durable, high fired porcelain and decorated in my Agateware style.
The perfect match for your morning cup of coffee, tea or hot cocoa for the young at heart.
You are going to just love the way this feels in your hand. Glazed on the inside with a natural, unglazed finish on the outside that has been carefully sanded to perfection. The feeling of the surface is reminiscent of a river stone and if your anything like me, you wont be able to keep your hands off it.
Approximately 3.25" x 3.5" x 4.75". Holds 10 oz comfortably.
My agateware collection is my most direct reference to earth these pots came from and depending on the colors used, takes on an extraterrestrial quality.
Each pot is made from multiple pieces of hand stained porcelain, prearranged in a striated pattern and then thrown and trimmed on the potter's wheel. Some pots are faceted on the wheel with a cheese slicer or later on in the process with a sure form (think cheese grater) disrupting the pattern while also giving your hands places to explore and revisit with each use.
The pots are obsessively sanded, first at the bisque stage and then again after they come out of the high fire. The result is a surface that looks and feels like a river stone. These pots are meant to be held and maybe even cherished.